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Old 10-20-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Establishing write permission for an external hard drive in SUSE 10.3


Hello people. I have an external hard drive I want to transfer data to from my laptop that has SUSE on but apparently ext3 can't write to NTFS. I tried to change the permissions of the drive by right clicking on it in the "my computer" window, properties->permissions but it would not let me do so. A friend recommended that I downloaded the NTFS-3g pack and so I did. However, my problem is that I dont know how to use this program to make my disk able to write to. Any ideas?

(My disk is located at /media/New Volume)
 
Old 10-20-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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You would mount the drive partition with the ntfs-3g file system choice. Docs from the ntfs-3g package mentions commands to mount a ntfs partition using ntfs-3g

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Old 10-20-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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can we wdout NTFS-3g??
 
Old 10-20-2007, 01:14 PM   #4
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can we wdout NTFS-3g??
 
Old 10-20-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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What is wdout?

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Old 10-20-2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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SuSE 10.3 has the ntfs-3g driver.

It would be better to format a/the external drive to a native Linux filetype.

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I think that you need the "fuse" kernel module loaded to use ntfs-3g. There is an ntfs-3g man page.
"man 8 ntfs-3g"

Last edited by jschiwal; 10-21-2007 at 08:37 AM.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 02:04 PM   #7
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windows + linux compatibility

keep in mind if you format the drive using a fs native to linux you'll have a difficult time getting windows to read the drive. there is software out there that'll allow windows to read the drive, but it isn't built in to the windows OS.

Really, I don't understand why windows hasn't incorporated other FS into their OS... I suspected marketing at first, they'd loose a share in the market because they'd be offering a choice to users, but really the FS has nothing to do with why people use windows... integration would just make my life easier.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 02:40 AM   #8
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Warning you might want to check with your external drive's user manual
before you reformat to a new fs!
Some of the external drives come with s/w (features) that only work with
or expect the drive to be ntfs.
Also you might be able to resize the ntfs partition to allow a Linux
partition to be added also, which might be better.


Good luck.
 
  


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